Best Answer

There are many instruments which can be played in a percussive manner but are not classified as a percussion instrument. Just because an instrument is not classified as a percussion instrument does not mean it can not be played in a percussive manner. The banjo for example is an instrument that could well be classified as a percussion instrument but is not. The reason the banjo is not considered a percussive instrument is because the instrument is generally plucked, meaning the sound originates from the strings not the head of the instrument. This is not to say a banjo player can't mute the strings and produce percussive sounds or that they can't hit the head of their banjo and play it as it were a drum. A singular classification is ambiguous given the dualist nature of this instrument. There are many other instruments that have percussive qualities but because they are not usually played in a percussive manner are considered something other than a percussion instrument.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-03-20 23:15:06
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Ancient musical instrument similar to the buccina

What did Aristotle recognized that modes could be used for different reasons

What were the Greek Muses known for

What did archaeologists discover in China and consider them to be the oldest playable musical instruments

See all cards
38 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Which percussion instrument is not classified a percussion instrument?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What type of instrument is a timpani?

It is a Percussion instrument. Furthermore, It can be classified as a Membranophone and it is also a Pitched percussion instrument.

Is the harmonica a percussion instrument?

The harmonica is classified as a wind instrument.

How would a piano be classified?

percussion instrument

Djembe is classified as what type of instrument?

The djembe drum is a percussion instrument.

How would the instrument be classified piano?

percussion instruments.

What is the instrument classification is the piano?

Is is most commonly classified as a percussion or stringed instrument.

What class is a piano?

A piano can be classified as a chordophone and a percussion instrument.

Which of the following would be classified as an unpitched percussion instrument?

Bass drum

Are pianos string instruments?

Pianos can be classified as either a stringed or percussion instrument... Quoth the wikipedia... "It is sometimes classified as both a percussion and a stringed instrument. According to the Hornbostel-Sachs method of music classification, it is grouped with Chordophones."

What kind of instrument is a tuning fork?

Although the tuning fork is not usually thought of as a musical instrument, technically, it would be classified as a percussion instrument.

What is the classification of a piano?

It has been classified as both a percussion instrument and a stringed instrument because of the mallets inside of it striking the strings.

What is a piano classified in as an instrument?

A piano is a percussion instrument. If you hit a key, it sounds one time. If you beat a drum once with a drumstick, it sounds one time. They work the same way. The glockenspiel is also a percussion instrument.

People also asked